This fall, the MFA Interaction Design Department welcomes visiting lectures in an intimate twice-a-month series to inspire conversation, pursue change, and incite creation. Please join us to kick off the series with the first lecture of the season as we welcome Cooper Design’s Kim Goodwin:
Designing Our Professional Future
Interaction design is still a relatively young profession. Like many new ideas, it has evolved organically, powered largely by the need to humanize the ever-accelerating proliferation of technology. The decisions we are making today—the ideas educators emphasize, the skills for which managers hire, and the paths we each follow in our individual careers—will shape our profession for tomorrow. Should we not design that future as consciously as we design products and services every day? Kim Goodwin will discuss her take on how today’s choices will affect tomorrow’s designers.
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About the Speaker
Kim Goodwin, VP Design & General Manager
Kim Goodwin is VP Design and General Manager at Cooper, where she leads an integrated practice of interaction, visual, and industrial designers. Her bestselling book, Designing for the Digital Age, was released in February. Kim knows the design world from multiple angles; she started as an in-house and freelance designer and spent several years as an in-house creative director before joining Cooper nearly 12 years ago. Kim has led projects involving a tremendous range of design problems, including Web sites, complex analytical and enterprise applications, phones, medical devices, services, and even organizations. Her clients and employers have included everything from one-man startups to the world’s largest companies, as well as universities and government agencies. This range of experience and a passion for teaching have led to Kim’s popularity as an author and as a speaker at conferences and companies around the world.